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Man charged for sending ricin to romantic rival

WARMINSTER, PA. -- A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man is charged with attempted murder after he sent a scratch-and-sniff card with traces of the deadly poison ricin.


The man sent ricin to his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend.


Investigators say he told a co-worker he rubbed ground castor beans inside the card, claiming that it would kill anyone who came in contact with it.


The co-worker later informed police who caught the letter before it reached the man's mailbox.

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